Kale Salad

Kale is one of our favorite greens not only because of its delicious, crunchy taste, but also because it’s packed with nutrients! Kale is low in calories, has no fat, and is high in fiber, iron, and vitamins A, C, and K. Making kale a part of your diet can help lower your cholesterol and can be used as a great detox food to keep your liver healthy.  In fact, kale is one of the very few foods that can actually help the liver in both phases of its’ two-step detoxification process!

Kale Salad

 

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This recipe is a fabulous side dish to make with your dinner—it’ll fill you up and you’ll eat less dinner! Woohoo! And leftovers can make for a great lunch the following day. The craisins are optional and add a sweet flavor into the mix of crunch from the kale and almonds and sourness from the lemon juice in the vinaigrette. The almonds and cheese provide energy-sustaining protein that will help you to really feel satisfied.

Kale Salad

Ingredients:

(Serves 12)

  • 12 cups shredded kale
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup dried craisins
  • ½ cup shredded pecorino Romano cheese

Dressing

  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
Mix salad ingredients together in one bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Gently toss the dressing in with the kale salad and enjoy!  The craisins are delish but if you don’t have them, this salad is great without them too, as photographed above.

Nutrition Information: per serving analyzed with craisins

Calories: 113, Fat: 4.1g, Carbohydrates: 17.3g, Fiber: 2.7g, Protein: 4.4g

Kale Salad
 
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 12 cups shredded kale
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup dried craisins
  • ½ cup shredded pecorino Romano cheese
  • Dressing
  • ⅔ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix salad ingredients together in one bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Gently toss the dressing in with the kale salad and enjoy!  The craisins are delish but if you don't have them, this salad is great without them too, as photographed above.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 113 Fat: 4.1g Carbohydrates: 17.3g Fiber: 2.7g Protein: 4.4g

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